lime tree

Origin of lime tree

First recorded in 1615–25
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Examples from the Web for lime tree

Historical Examples of lime tree

  • Seeing who it was, we stood still under our lime-tree, and let them come up to us.

    Black Beauty

    Anna Sewell

  • For a long time we stood on the river-bank beneath a lime-tree.

  • The purfling is composed of three strips of lime-tree, two of which are stained black.

    The Violin

    George Hart

  • One evening they had taken him to the lime-tree terrace at the foot of the garden.

  • "Tell him he is wrong," sing the swarm of insects that buzz about the lime-tree.